German corruption watchdog warns sport at risk

April 3, 2006
BERLIN, April 3 (Reuters) - German-based anti-graft watchdog Transparency International on Monday called on sport governing bodies to tackle corruption with coordinated efforts in a warning just two months before soccer's World Cup.

The German chapter of the Berlin-based agency said risks of corruption in sport, especially soccer, had become an increasing problem in the wake of growing commercial influences.

It warned recent betting scandals showed the vulnerability of sport ...

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